Namespace for generic desktop libraries
marius.vollmer at nokia.com
Mon May 11 02:03:40 PDT 2009
ext Jannis Pohlmann <jannis at xfce.org> writes:
> I'm kind of stuck in a library naming problem right now.
I've had the same problem recently. Basically, I was missing a accepted
naming convention for f.d.o projects.
For the sake of argument, let's say we need a new name for
"hildon-thumbnail". That package implements the
org.freedesktop.thumbnailer D-Bus spec, and for various reasons, we
don't want to use the "hildon" prefix anymore. We are going to split
out the toolkit independent parts and need a 'generic' name for that.
We couldn't really decide whether it should be "ThumbnailerKit" or
"DThumbnailer", or just "thumbnailer". At one point, we were almost
considering proposing "Doozer" as a generic prefix for freedesktop.org
projects. "DoozerThumb". Well. :)
In the end, we went with the quite silly "ThumberStorm" (with
"ThunmberStruck" as a close runner-up).
So, I am more or less convinced now that there isn't any generic prefix
for freedesktop.org projects. They are all individuals, and it is OK to
use a 'naked' name.
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